Lionfish are a highly invasive exotic species that are currently wreaking havoc on reefs in Florida and throughout the Caribbean. They are voracious predators and eat native fish that are important to South Florida ecosystems and economies, but have no predators in Florida. Removing lionfish from our reefs is critical to the health of reefs and marine ecosystems in Florida.
Each Earring set is handmade from a lionfish that was speared in South Florida. The fin rays are cleaned, dried, and then sealed using a jewelry resin and it does NOT have a fishy smell. The artist behind these unique pieces is Kate Galloway, who is a local PhD student at FAU. Buying her creations helps her learn more about this fish for her research and it eliminates them off our Florida reefs.
Like lionfish themselves, each earring is unique and may have a different pattern or orientation. So get your mom this Mother's Day her very own unique piece of Lionfish Jewelry at Force-E Scuba Centers.